The weekend of the 28th November I was lucky enough to be one of 4 people from across the UK to win work experience with ITN Productions, making a Christmas Short Film for The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts.Everyone’s competition entry for The Nativity Factor was very boring and consisted of them blabbing on about how they did Media Production, and needed work experience. I took this in to consideration – after all, Media is all about standing out from the crowd – so turned myself into an elf, and made my entry. Thanks to my charm and comedic twist on the brief I won!
The work experience was all paid for, and I was whisked away to London staying in a hotel for 2 nights in Edgware. On Saturday morning I met with the Producers from ITN Productions as well as David Schneider, our Director for the day. Continue reading →
I’m interested in floor managing and I know someone who works on The One Show so he put me in contact with the floor manager. I was lucky enough to be offered work experience and be able to go to London to see behind the scenes of The One Show and This Morning. I had a really interesting, enjoyable and rewarding experience.
The first place I visited was The One Show studio at BBC New Broadcasting House near Regent Street. My afternoon was very exciting, I started off by watching one of the editors editing together a VT about the Children In Need Rickshaw challenge. I found it intriguing to see how VTs are put together for a successful prime time show like the One Show. I then went on to shadow the Floor Manager, where I attended a production meeting with him, the director, editor, two presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones as well as a few other crew members. Continue reading →
Since leaving Lincoln and heading down to London, these past few months have been unbelievably busy! At the moment I have just taken on a contract as an Assistant Producer with Social Life, a social media agency based in London, founded by Ex Radio 1 social leads. Our clients include MTV UK, X Factor, First Dates, CBBC and Red Bull Media to name a few. My role involves a bit of everything as we are a start-up business! My average week will consist of meetings with clients, developing social media strategies, video editing, photography, planning the filming of gigs with our music clients, organising schedules for the press launches of TV shows and booking locations for events!
Congrats to our alumni who work on BBC TV’s Springwatch on winning an in-house award for the most sustainable production team. 2009 Media Production Graduate Jack Johnston’s role was Lead Edit Assist (now Editor on BBC World Wide versions of the show). He said: Springwatch is a three week Live Natural History TV event with 12 BBC Two shows as well as a multitude of online and red button shows broadcasting 24 hours a day. With huge numbers of live cameras set up across a nature reserve, a production team of over 100 people and miles of cables, it’s an exciting production to be a part of.
I graduated from Lincoln back in 2009 and have now been working on the “Watches” in post production for a year.Laurence Whitaker joined the team early in 2015 as part of the research team. After talking in the office one day we found out that we had in fact both graduated from Lincoln, Laurence in 2011. The series this year went very well, drawing in fantastic viewing figures and giving birth to a new national hero, Spineless Si, a tiny stickleback fish who just wanted to be a good father! Continue reading →
Last summer (2014) I emailed a variety of production companies with my most up to date CV asking if they offered any work experience opportunities. Luckily enough Big Talk Productions got back to me offering work experience for two weeks at their offices in London. I was so pleased and excited asBig Talk was a company which produced some of my favorite films such as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and the World’s End and TV series such as Friday Night Dinner, Him and Her and Spaced, specialising in comedy and drama, which are my favorite genres. Having done some background research on the company, it was motivating to know that Nira Park the founder of the company began as an office runner and had worked her way up through her talent of producing.
The two weeks involved myself taking the role of a office runner working in Big Talk Pictures (Film) office the first week and then Big Talk Productions (TV) office the second week. Continue reading →
Hello Lincolnites! Richard here, class of 2006! Now freelance television cameraman. I studied media production focusing on TV and Radio. The first thing you realise when entering the industry is that ultimately at job interviews no one really cares. As harsh as this sounds the focus is on actual experience and often the only way to do this is starting at the bottom.
What my course did however give me was a through understanding of how various departments negotiate the ‘Creative Process’ as well as how to hold one’s self and studio etiquette.Continue reading →
Today’sHEADSPACE was LSFM’s on-campus industry event organised by Senior LecturerZara Healy. Our Visiting Professor Trevor Dann opened the day. He introduced industry guests, who were primarily our alumni and BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Managing Editor Charlie Partridge. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain an insight into the range of employment after graduation. Work can be in many forms as our graduates shared why they started their own media businesses; how to leap from local radio into local telly as well as network TV; and doing forms of digital media to pursue their passions. Here are some moments captured at Headspace 2015 – networking and socialising.
Interested in TV drama, directing, scriptwriting or authorship? Then don’t miss a talk and Q&A session with television director Robin Sheppard. The session will be based on her own experiences of working with writers in British TV Dramas from Jack Rosenthal (Lucky Jim, 2003) to Sally Wainwright (At Home With The Braithwaites, 2003). She said:
I will talk about the director’s relationship with the writer – the creative dialogue at the heart of British TV. Showing clips from my work to illustrate how this dialogue is realised on screen.
There’ll be lots to see and opportunities for asking questions. ALL are welcome on Wednesday 25th February at 2pm in the University of Lincoln’s EMMTEC Lecture Theatre (MT0007). See Robin’s impressive industry CVhere.